Sunday 31st March, 8.50am
Meet at The Fountain Inn, Parkend
100 miles in 8 hours. There is also to be a 50 in 5 for a more leisurely ride and a 75 in 6 as a happy medium!
9am start for all. More details will appear nearer the day. All welcome.
100 in 8 route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29429229
50 in 5 route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29429440?fbclid=IwAR1ESPv-aUqFdEtD9-WT4qsUURYlmFaNaXLPRqCYVFDCSPRvRvEdNtvcVCI
75 in 6 route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29518284
Open to all. You can ride the odd club event without being a member.
This event is not supported in any way. Download the route, turn up at the Fountain at 8:50 to see who else is going and off you go!
Ask on the Facebook Page if you need a riding mate. The 50 and 75 start together but separate after Newent and come back together later so you can do either if you have the routes down loaded.
Sunday 24th Feb turned out to be one of the more hectic weekend for members of the Forest Cycling Club, RDFCC.
In the morning Craig Buffry and several others took
advantage of the beautiful mild weather and lead a group ride around the scenic
Wye Valley. 25 amazing miles were
covered with a coffee stop in Tintern.
Continuing the cycling theme, 20 of the club, plus guests
converged on the recently renamed Geraint Thomas Velodrome, Newport. Half of
the group and never ridden on the track before, harder than it sounds since the
bikes have no brakes or gears. Within a
few minutes Coach Jason Streather of PDQ Coaching had the group flying around
the Velodrome like Chris Hoy.
The event concluded with a team time trial, riders were put
into groups and rode as hard as they could for 1 lap, not quite as slick as Team Sky but still good
Special mention has to go to 10 year old Zach Rusling who gave
a look of the more experienced riders a run for their money, certainly one for
To be held at: Whitemead Park, Parkend
Sat 24 November 2018 from 1900 hrs
Guest speaker is Audax legend, Steve Abraham.
Awards and presentations as well as a traditional Festive Dinner.
Sat 24 November 2018
19:00 – 23:30 GMT
Whitemead Forest Park
Parkend, Forest of Dean
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
A clear sky and frost gave a very cool, but sunny start for the 37 riders from Ross, Newport and RDFCC on this inter-Club contest our Hilly Lydbrook 15 mile course. All Clubs take something from the day. RDFCC retain the tankard with impressively consistent time over the top 6 with an average of just under 42mins, Earl fastest with 40:41. Newport next with a team average of 43.5mins and fastest time of the day for Owen Burgess 39:55 supported by very fast times from a group of talented younger riders. The Ross team average not far behind at 45mins and Louise Hart smashing the Womens Course Record by over 5 mins setting 44:49 to beat.
Many thanks to the many helpers. Rob and the cake makers and providers for the refreshments at the Hall, Martin, Ant and the other Marshals out on the course, Ian pushing off.
Due to the condition of the road surface on the Lydbrook course it is necessary to move some key events in the RDFCC Time Trial calendar to the Cannop course (UC611) for safety’s sake.
As a result the next event on June 12th will now be a Cannop 2 lapper, June 19th will be a Cannop 3 lapper incorporating the Lindsay Venner Memorial Cup, June 26th Cannop 1 Lapper, July 3rd Lydbrook 10 as normal.
Information on all the courses we use can be found here.
Last chance to book tickets to the Annual Dinner and Awards 2017 @ Whitemead Forest Park. Tickets can be purchased here.
Members only (plus 1 guest).
An interview with ex pro cyclist Rob Partridge, Bike Channel Canyon, who retired this year after his 11th Tour of Britain
The prestigious awards to our great Club members
A raffle with ticket sales money going to The Childrens Opportunity Charity, Coleford.
Followed with a live band, The Echo Bandits in the main entertainment area of Whitemead Forest Holidays Park.